Expert Panel Discussion: F&B Trends for 2024 and Beyond

The dream duo are back!

Watch acclaimed food scientists Naishad Dalal and Dr. Raphaëlle O’Connor unveil the hidden forces shaping the F&B industry in 2024 and beyond. Moderated by the renowned Dr. Philip Button, this dynamic discussion will equip you with early signals, expert insights, and the opportunity to shape the food conversation.

Topics covered

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Early Signals: Be the first to know about game-changing trends before they hit the mainstream. Explore themes like:

    • Food-as-medicine – convenience, taste & health combined
    • Processed food’s future: Personalised or demonised?
    • Blurring lines between generations’ dietary preferences
    • Personalised and customised nutrition
    • Innovative front-of-pack labelling
  • Expert Insights: Gain diverse perspectives from Naishad’s NPD and commercialisation expertise and Raphaëlle’s global experience in customised nutrition.

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Meet the speakers

These esteemed speakers bring to the table a wealth of knowledge, experience, and practical insights, amalgamated from their expansive work across varied global territories. Their regional expertise acts as a lens offering webinar attendees a panoramic view of the global landscape of food innovation and new product development. Join us to not only hear but experience stories of innovation, challenges, triumphs, and learnings that transcend borders, and are as global as our esteemed speakers themselves.


Dr. Raphaëlle O’Connor


Founder of inewtrition, Raphaëlle is a force of nature in the intricate ecosystem of food chemistry, science, and technology. Her prowess is amplified by her extensive regional expertise spanning the Americas, including both North and South America, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and China. Each geographical landscape, with its unique challenges and opportunities, has been a canvas where Raphaëlle’s skills in strategic partnerships have painted pictures of innovation and progress. Every territory has witnessed the manifestation of her adeptness in developing and commercialising products, especially within the functional foods, beverages, and wellness categories.


Naishad Dalal


Co-Founder of FEA, Naishad stands as a pillar in the world of food science, with an academic and professional journey that is both inspiring and enlightening. His expertise is rooted deeply in diverse geographies including Australia, Malaysia, India, China, and Saudi Arabia. In each region, Naishad has seamlessly blended technical proficiency with operational excellence, transforming conceptual ideas into tangible, market-ready food products. His contribution to the fields of powdered beverages, infant formula, Ready to Drink (RTD) beverages, child nutrition, and plant-based products has been exemplary, marking him as a global authority in food entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dr. Philip-Button

Dr. Philip Button


Holding a PhD in food biochemistry and microbiology, Dr. Button has a deep understanding of the science behind our food. But his expertise doesn’t stop there. Through years of research and hands-on experience, he has tackled shelf-life challenges in iconic Australian brands, explored the evolving world of e-commerce and retail, and even delved into the complexities of food composition databases. With Phillip at the helm, he’ll ask the right questions, guide the conversation with clarity, and ensure you leave with a clear understanding of the forces shaping the future of food.

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